I learned a long time ago that you can combine knowledge and wisdom to make an impact – an impact that reaches far beyond the playing field. An impact that runs so deep that you have the ability to change someone’s life with a simple 5-minute conversation.
There was a moment in my life, where I decided I needed to make a change. It was a moment in my life where I decided that I needed to stand and be a man. I challenged myself to be the best that I could be all the rest of the days of my life.
And here is what I’ve learned.
Make sure your servant’s towel is bigger than your ego. What I mean by that is wake up every day willing to serve others, no matter what title you possess or your status in life. We are all here on this Earth to positively impact the lives of others and we are not above anyone else. We were created to walk alongside each other in our journey towards a better life.
You may make a living by doing something, but your calling is to impact people.
Find Your Broom
Hall of Fame basketball coach John Wooden wasn’t successful because he won 7-straight NCAA Championships. He wasn’t successful because he coached many future NBA players such as Bill Walton and Lew Alcindor (who later changed his name to Kareem Adbul-Jabbar). He was successful because of the impacts he made on those around him.
You know what Coach Wooden would do in the middle of the week?
He would go to the closet, take out a broom and sweep the gym floor.
Do you want to make an impact?
Find your broom.
Every day of your life, you find your broom. You grow your influence that way. That way you’re attracting people so that you can impact them.
If You’re Going To Do a Job, Do It Right
We live in a society that tells us how average we are. How average we should be. But we don’t have to listen to that. Because we can get up every day and be thankful for another day to impact the life of someone else. To shoot for the stars, to be the best that you can be. And that good enough isn’t good enough if it can be better. And better isn’t good enough if it can best.
Wisdom will come to you in the unlikeliest of sources. A lot of times through failure.
When you hit rock bottom, remember this. While you’re struggling, rock bottom can also be a great foundation on which to build and on which to grow. I’m not worried that you will be successful. I’m worried that you won’t fail from time to time. A person that gets up after being knocked down and keeps growing, that’s the person that will continue to grow their influence.
When you hit rock bottom, remember these two words – KEEP STANDING. No matter what you’re going through, don’t give up. Keep standing.
It doesn’t matter how long you live, it matters most how you live.
How are you living?
For more than a decade, Kevin Wilson has been one of the most respected hitting coaches in the game. He works behind the scenes as a private hitting consultant to some of the best hitters in Major League Baseball. In 2013, Kevin was the hitting coach for the USA Baseball 18U National Team. Team USA beat Japan for the Gold medal at the IBAF World Cup in Taichung, Taiwan.
He is the author of the Amazon #1 Best Seller The #GoodBatting Book and co-hosts a popular podcast, KWB Radio, that showcases unique conversations with the pros. If you want Kevin to speak at your next event or if you want take advantage of his popular 2-day KWB Experience for players and coaches, contact Kevin today!